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poetry by j matthew waters

crossing over


it’s not going to end well if they can’t cross the river
son saying independence day is any day now
daughter stitching an eye back in dolly

they built sutliff bridge where they did for good reason
having been damaged only recently
the local astronomer sends them another way

it’s either a death trap or the ultimate tipping point
& though contradictory on the surface
what happens next makes perfect sense





april two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “crossing over

  1. This makes me think of the millions of people forced to leave their homes, putting their faith in chance.

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